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Development Plans

Volume 486: debated on Tuesday 10 April 1951

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what are the names of the planning authorities in Scotland which have submitted development plans in accordance with the Town and Country Planning Act.

One Scottish local planning authority, Clydebank Town Council, has so far submitted a development plan under the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act, 1947.

Can the right hon. Gentleman say why there is this diffidence to submit the plans to him for inspection?

The hon. Gentleman is drawing an unwarranted conclusion. There is still a considerable time to go before the plans need to be presented.

Will the Secretary of State consider in what way he can make public to Members of Parliament and others those particular cases in which, under the Act, he has allowed an extension of time after 1st July next, and how long is the extension?

Speaking from memory, my recollection is that I have only indicated one authority which has asked for the necessary extension. I shall be glad to give extensions wherever there is reasonable cause.